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Fiddlin’ John Carson


Fiddlin’ John Carson had been 55 when in 1923 the OKeh label released “Small Old VACATION CABIN within the Street”/”The Aged Hen Cackled” — the very first recording by way of a strictly nation musician and arguably the start of the united states music recording sector. Carson was created within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia in 1868, and proved helpful in natural cotton mills for over twenty years until his fiddling abilities won many contests. He started executing in minstrel displays, and had become quite popular throughout the Georgia region — a lot in order that Atlanta home furniture salesman Polk Brockman suggested Carson’s name to OKeh field recorder Ralph Peer. Though Peer decided to record the fiddler, he was disgusted using the outcomes and sent just a few copies towards the home furniture store — then your only shop for information. Brockman sold-out of many pressings, convincing Peer that there is market for hillbilly recordings. Carson was taken to New York past due in 1923 to begin with recording the to begin his over 150 edges for the label. The next year, Carson up to date his old-timey sound by documenting using a string music group known as the Virginia Reelers. He also documented as a humor duo along with his little girl, Rosa Lee (referred to as Moonshine Kate). Carson’s fortunes dropped during the Despair, however; his last recordings had been for Victor Bluebird in 1934. He afterwards proved helpful as an elevator operator on the Georgia Condition Capitol, employment he received from governor Eugene Talmadge in substitution for the favorite musician’s advertising campaign help. Rounder provides released a compilation from the fiddler’s recordings using the Virginia Reelers and Moonshine Kate.

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Full Name Fiddlin' John Carson
Died December 11, 1949, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Profession Singer, Fiddler
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Music Songs Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane, Fare You Well Old Joe Clark, Little Mary Phagan, Tom Watson Special, The Farmer Is the Man That Feeds Them All, I'm Nine Hundred Miles from Home, Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over, My Ford Sedan, Old Sallie Goodman, Goin' Where The Climate Suits My Clothes, Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Them All, When Abraham and Isaac Rushed the Can, The Kickin' Mule, Ain't No Bugs on Me, The Honest Farmer, The Grave of Little Mary Phagan, John In The Army, You Gotta Let My Dog Alone, The Raccoon And The Possum, It's A Shame To Whip Your Wife On Sunday, Arkansas Traveler, Do Round My Lindy, Hen And The Rooster, Meet Her When the Sun Goes Down, Jimmie On the Railroad, Storm That Struck Miami, Down South Where the Sugar Cane Grows, You Can't Get Milk From a Cow Named Ben, I'm Glad My Wife's in Europe, Who's the Best Fiddler?, Gonna Swing On The Golden Gate, It Takes a Little Rain With the Sunshine
Albums Little Old Log Cabin, Arkansas Traveler, Fiddlin John Carson Vol. 6 1929 - 1930, Fiddlin John Carson Vol. 7 (1930-1934), Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume IV: 17 March 1926 to 11 October 1927, Fiddlin John Carson Vol. 5 1927 - 1929, Country Giants, Fiddlin' John Carson: Old Dan Tucker, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume I: c. 14 June 1923 to April 1924, Dixie Cowboy, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume III: 24 June 1925 to 11 March 1926, My North Georgia Home, Beyond Patina Jazz Masters: Fiddlin' John Carson, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume VII: 9 December 1930 to 28 February 1934, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume VI: 17 December 1929 to 9 December 1930, Fiddlin John Carson Vol. 4 1926 - 1927, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume II: April 1924 to 24 June 1925, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume V: 11 October 1927 to 17 December 1929

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1 On the shortlist for the role of Prof Hayter in Doctor Who:TimeFlight.
2 Was considered for the roles of Pathologist, Fallada, Dr.Armstong, Bukovsky, Sir Percy and the PM in Lifeforce(1985).
3 Has acted in both The Avengers and The New Avengers.
4 On The Shortlist for the role of Johnny Ringo (Laurence Payne) in Doctor Who: The Gunfighters.
5 Among those performers considered for "Doctor Fendelman" in Doctor Who (1963): Image of The Fendahl. Denis Lill was cast.
6 On the shortlist for "Bennett" in Doctor Who (1963): The Rescue. Ray Barrett was cast.
7 Many have noted that his slightly husky English voice is astonishingly similar to that of James Mason, and as the sinister Squire Hamilton in Hammer's The Plague of the Zombies (1966), he has been often been compared to fellow Hammer actor Christopher Lee.



Amicus Vault of Horrors 2015 Video documentary Critic
Picture Perfect 2013 Short David
Midsomer Murders 2013 TV Series Older Gentleman
Silent Witness 2012 TV Series Mears' Father
Doctors 2011 TV Series The Announcer
Doomsday 2008 George Dutton
The Deal 2008/I Nigel Bland
Courts mais GAY: Tome 11 2006 Man (segment "Elève-toi")
Boys Briefs 4 2006 Video short Man (segment "Build")
Agatha Christie's Poirot 1989-2005 TV Series Richard Abernethie / Sir George Carrington
Build 2004 Short Man
I Dreamed of Africa 2000 Pembroke Headmaster
CI5: The New Professionals 1999 TV Series Admiral
Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target 1998 President Farrington
The Adventures of Sinbad 1998 TV Series Sultan
Black Velvet Band 1997 TV Movie Col. Rowan
Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday 1997 TV Movie US Hearing Official
Maigret 1997 TV Series Docteur
Mandela and de Klerk 1997 TV Movie Willem de Klerk
Rhodes 1996 TV Mini-Series Sir Hercules Robinson
The Visual Bible: Acts 1994 Video Ananias, High Priest
Woman of Desire 1994 Judge Parker
Death in the Family 1993 TV Mini-Series Ted
My Daughter's Keeper 1991 Bernard Eton
The Last Hero 1991 Fred Zimmerman
The Sheltering Desert 1991 Harding
Schweitzer 1990 Horton Herschel
Screen One 1989 TV Series Lauderdale
The Last Warrior 1989 Priest
Shaka Zulu 1986-1989 TV Mini-Series Lord Kimberley
Diamonds High 1988 Heinrich
An African Dream 1987 Harry Endicott
Tenth of a Second 1987 Man from Organization
Survivor 1987 Engineer Councillor
City of Blood 1987 Prime Minister
Skating on Thin Uys 1985 BBC Man
Strangers and Brothers 1984 TV Series Jago
Doctor Who 1983 TV Series Ambril
Squadron 1982 TV Series Air Vice Marshall Geoffrey Swindon
Frost in May 1982 TV Mini-Series Claude Batchelor
King's Royal 1982 TV Series Anderson
Cribb 1981 TV Series Russell Haygarth
Sunday Night Thriller 1981 TV Series Sir Ernest Blandy
BBC2 Playhouse 1981 TV Series Neilson
Oppenheimer 1980 TV Mini-Series Narrator
Hammer House of Horror 1980 TV Series Charles Randolph
The Enigma Files 1980 TV Series MacMillan
Tales of the Unexpected 1980 TV Series Arthur
After Julius 1979 TV Series Felix King
Telford's Change 1979 TV Series Jean Dieber
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson 1979 TV Series Vickers
Kidnapped 1978 TV Mini-Series More
The Professionals 1978 TV Series Brian Forrest
The Famous Five 1978 TV Series Mr. Lenoir
Send in the Girls 1978 TV Series Mr. Weston
1990 1978 TV Series William Grainger
The Children of the New Forest 1977 TV Series Col. Heatherstone
Secret Army 1977 TV Series Hans Van Reijn
Centre Play 1977 TV Series Bill
Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle 1977 TV Series Rex / Jack
Jubilee 1977 TV Series Terry Iverson
Raffles 1977 TV Series Carstairs
The Mackinnons 1977 TV Series James Connor
The New Avengers 1976 TV Series Freddy
Victorian Scandals 1976 TV Series Sir Hardinge Giffard
Killers 1976 TV Series Mr. Donald Finnemore
Dixon of Dock Green 1976 TV Series Joe Conway / Francis Spurling
BBC Play of the Month 1976 TV Series Charles Winsor
Shades of Greene 1975 TV Series Duval
Sutherland's Law 1975 TV Series Nicholas Fallon
Affairs of the Heart 1975 TV Series Charles Faversham
Nightingale's Boys 1975 TV Series Major Alistair James Cartwright
The Collaborators 1974 TV Series
Thriller 1973-1974 TV Series Arthur Lewis / Ray Burns
Play for Today 1970-1974 TV Series Tom Carter / Ellis Anderson
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter 1974 Dr. Marcus
Special Branch 1974 TV Series Phillip Weston
The Adventures of Black Beauty 1973-1974 TV Series Joshua Eglinton
Armchair 30 1973 TV Series Alan
Emma 1972 TV Mini-Series Mr. Knightley
No Exit 1972 TV Series Alex Foster
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1971-1972 TV Series Johnny Brown / Joe
Love Story 1972 TV Series John
Mogul 1966-1972 TV Series James Langley / Ted Kihl / Tom Sinclair
Male Bait 1971
Thirty-Minute Theatre 1967-1971 TV Series Mullard / Tom Grafton
Take Three Girls 1971 TV Series Jason Phillips
Out of the Unknown 1971 TV Series Allen Meredith
Paul Temple 1971 TV Series Stephen Banning
Rules, Rules, Rules 1971 TV Series Johnny Dawson
Happy Ever After 1970 TV Series Dick
Menace 1970 TV Series Harry Selter
The Sinners 1970 TV Mini-Series Maj. Frank Keene
The Murdocks and the McClays 1970 TV Movie Calvin Murdock Jr.
Taste the Blood of Dracula 1970 Jonathon Secker
Wicked Women 1970 TV Series James Maybrick
The Man Who Haunted Himself 1970 Ashton
Department S 1970 TV Series Kilvern
Dombey and Son 1969 TV Mini-Series Mr. Dombey
Detective 1968-1969 TV Series Alan Grant / Roger Sheringham
The Champions 1969 TV Series Symons
Thunderbird 6 1968 Captain Foster (II) (voice)
The Expert 1968 TV Series Sewell
Man in a Suitcase 1967 TV Series John Gilsen
The Informer 1967 TV Series Peter Pallister QC.
Conflict 1967 TV Series Jack Tanner
No Hiding Place 1967 TV Series Dr. Neil Blair
Girl in a Black Bikini 1967 TV Series Robert Sheridan
The Saint 1962-1967 TV Series Godfrey Quillin / Theron Netlord / Ramon Venino / ...
ITV Play of the Week 1966 TV Series Philip
Adam Adamant Lives! 1966 TV Series Randolph
Public Eye 1965-1966 TV Series Steve Burrell / Robert Spanier
The Baron 1966 TV Series Revell
Court Martial 1966 TV Series Willem
The Liars 1966 TV Series Lord Quorn
The Plague of the Zombies 1966 Squire Clive Hamilton
Blood Beast from Outer Space 1965 Major
The Man in a Looking Glass 1965 TV Movie Revell
Hereward the Wake 1965 TV Series William of Normandy
The Avengers 1963-1965 TV Series Fitch / Marten Halvarssen / Ariston
Blackmail 1965 TV Series Major Gollage
Zero One 1965 TV Series Mackay
Front Page Story 1965 TV Series John Fairley
About Religion 1965 TV Series Tim
Crane 1964 TV Series Hennessey-Bodley
The Wednesday Play 1964 TV Series Colonel Claus Schenk Count von Stauffenberg
The Old Wives' Table 1964 TV Movie Samuel Povey
The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre 1962-1964 TV Series Tim Ford / Paul Lanson / Insp. Jackson / ...
Story Parade 1964 TV Series R. Daneel Olivaw
The Protectors 1964 TV Series Smokey Grey
Festival 1964 TV Series Tempter / Knight
It's Dark Outside 1964 TV Series Anthony Brand
Act of Murder 1964 Tim Ford
Smokescreen 1964 Trevor Bayliss
Maigret 1962-1963 TV Series Richard Gendreaux / Liotard
First Night 1963 TV Series Paul Drury
Maupassant 1963 TV Series Comte de Sallure
Ghost Squad 1961-1963 TV Series Franz Hartmann / Arny Long
Suspense 1962-1963 TV Series Hugh Mindell / Joseph Blake / Harry Stinton
Accidental Death 1963 Paul Lanson
Master Spy 1963 Richard Colman
The Set Up 1963 Insp. Jackson
The Bacchae 1962 TV Series Pentheus
Man of the World 1962 TV Series Said
Guns of Darkness 1962 First Officer
BBC Sunday-Night Play 1960-1962 TV Mini-Series Count Orloff / Marshall Armitt / Sam Holford / ...
Out of This World 1962 TV Series Roger Carter
Oliver Twist 1962 TV Mini-Series Monks
The Cheaters 1961-1962 TV Series Robert
Locker 69 1962 Miguel Terila
You Can't Win 1961 TV Series Robert Stobart
Debt to a Spy 1961 TV Short Lieutenant Paul Clermont
The Secret of the Nubian Tomb 1961 TV Series Sheikh Ahmed
Seven Keys 1961 Norman
The Mask of the Clown 1961 TV Series Ranjit Singh
The Pursuers 1961 TV Series Joe
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1959-1960 TV Series Sir Geoffrey Claire / Sir Nigel Fitzhulme
Formula for Danger 1960 TV Series Landauer
Saturday Playhouse 1960 TV Series Hubert Drew
Portrait of Man 1960 TV Movie Man
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1959 TV Series Harold
Armchair Theatre 1958-1959 TV Series Aengus MacOgue / Tom Brook / Borghem
The Invisible Man 1959 TV Series Port Official
Emergency-Ward 10 1959 TV Series Donald Latimer
William Tell 1959 TV Series Fritz
The Lady Is a Square 1959 Reporter (uncredited)
Ivanhoe 1958-1959 TV Series Sir Robert / Sir Roderick / Sir Morten / ...
Television Playwright 1959 TV Series Lieutenant Vossiloff
Intent to Kill 1958 Hospital Receptionist
A Picture of Autumn 1957 TV Movie Frank Denham
Sword of Freedom 1957 TV Series Cipriano / Filippo
Ramsbottom Rides Again 1956 uncredited
Quentin Durward 1955 Duke of Orléans
Boston Blackie 1952 TV Series Duke / Madison
Teheran 1946



Making of Captain Clegg 2014 Video documentary short Narrator
Raising the Dead: The Making of the Plague of the Zombies 2012 Video documentary short Himself - Original Cast Member / Squire Clive Hamilton
The Restless Eye: Eugène Delacroix 1980 Documentary Eugène Delacroix
Comedy Playhouse 1973 TV Series Himself - Call My Bluff contestant
Portrait of a People: Impressions of Britain 1970 Documentary short Commentator
One in Every Two of Us 1970 Documentary short Himself - Commentator
Refreshing Business 1967 Documentary short Himself - Commentator
Assignment P.6 1963 Documentary short Himself - Commentator

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André Morell: Best of British 2015 Video documentary short Squire Clive Hamilton (uncredited)
Snake Charmer: The Making of 'Snakedance' 2011 Video documentary short Ambril
The World of Hammer 1994 TV Series documentary Dr. Marcus / Squire Clive Hamilton

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